[Ardour-Users] bus strain on computer resources

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Wed Dec 12 06:05:24 PST 2012

On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 6:04 PM, will cunningham <willpanther at gmail.com>wrote:

> Friends,
> I'm using Ardour to mimic the workflow of analog mixers with a few
> adjustments for old-school analog musicians not familliar with DAWS.
> This is a confirmation about the computer resources for a bus in
> Ardour before I scale this for them:
> I'm using A LOT of buses.  From reading posts/docs it seems that the
> main coumputer restriction on tracks in Ardour is the speed of disk
> writing;  Therefore even if I had say three buses per track for
> monitoring/groups etc,

3 busses per track?? for what?

resource limits for a conventional DAW:

    - for recording and playback: disk streaming i/o rate
    - for FX processing : CPU power
    - for low latency: hardware and software configuration

busses don't do recording or playback, so they consume no disk i/o
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